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Carers Information

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

 

Do You Look After Someone Who Is ill, Frail Or Disabled?

Are you looking after someone, a relative, friend  or neighbour who is ill, frail or disabled  and is unable to or has difficulties looking after themselves? Do you give support to someone who has mental health needs or misuses alcohol or drugs ?

If you are, that means you're a carer and by registering that you are a carer with the practice it could mean that we are able to offer you more support

Carers identification forms are available for completion at any of our surgeries.

 

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

·    Caring for a parent

Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

·    Telling people

Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

·    Taking a break

Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

·        Housing and carers

Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

 

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

Carers Support Groups

 

 


Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

 

Useful Links

http://powyscarers.org.uk/



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